The Drop That Contained the Sea

~ Release by Christopher Tin (see all versions of this release, 3 available)

Annotation

Each track of the album is sung in a different language. The track list, with language noted, is:

  1. Water Prelude – (Proto-Indo-European, plus words from all 10 languages on the album)
  2. Haktan Gelen Şerbati – "The Drink from God" – (Turkish, adapted from a poem by Yunus Emre)
  3. Temen Oblak – "Dark Clouds" – (Bulgarian, adapted from a poem by Hristo Botev)
  4. Iza Ngomso – "Come Tomorrow" – (Xhosa, adapted from Keramos by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
  5. Tsas Narand Uyarna – "The Heart of Snow" – (Mongolian, adapted from ancient Mongolian texts)
  6. Passou o Verão – "Summer Has Gone" – (Portuguese, from Sonnet CXCV by Luís de Camões)
  7. Devipravaha – "Goddess River" – (Sanskrit, from the Gangashtakam by Adi Shankara)
  8. Seirenes – "Sirens" – (Ancient Greek, from the Odyssey by Homer)
  9. Haf Gengr Hriðum – "The Storm-Driven Sea" – (Old Norse, from the Poetic Edda)
  10. Waloyo Yamoni – "We Overcome the Wind" – (Lango, from a rainmaking litany)

Source: liner notes of CD Release.

Annotation last modified on 2014-05-17 02:44 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
#TitleRatingLength
1Water Prelude
additional bell, frame drum, shakers, singing bowl and udu:
Shoji Kameda (California taiko and electronic musician)
additional choir vocals:
Soweto Gospel Choir
choir vocals:
Angel City Chorale
orchestra:
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conductor:
Christopher Tin
recording of:
Water Prelude
composer:
Christopher Tin
1:34
2Haktan Gelen Şerbati - "The Drink from God"3:57
3Temen Oblak - "Dark Clouds"7:11
4Iza Ngomso - "Come Tomorrow"4:07
5Tsas Narand Uyarna - "The Heart of Snow"
additional bell, frame drum, shakers, singing bowl and udu and additional other vocals:
Shoji Kameda (California taiko and electronic musician)
additional choir vocals:
Angel City Chorale
lead vocals:
Nominjin
orchestra:
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conductor:
Christopher Tin
recording of:
Tsas Narand Uyarna - "The Heart of Snow"
composer:
Christopher Tin
4:01
6Passou o Verão - "Summer Has Gone"6:28
7Devipravaha - "Goddess River"
additional tabla:
Jon Sterckx
additional choir vocals:
Angel City Chorale
lead vocals:
Roopa Mahadevan (Indian-American vocalist active in 2000's)
orchestra:
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conductor:
Christopher Tin
recording of:
Devipravaha - "Goddess River"
composer:
Christopher Tin
4:39
8Seirenes - "Sirens"
choir vocals:
Anonymous 4 (vocal quartet specialising in medieval chant and polyphony)
orchestra:
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conductor:
Christopher Tin
recording of:
Seirenes - "Sirens"
composer:
Christopher Tin
8:47
9Haf Gengr Hriðum - "The Storm-Driven Sea"4:27
10Waloyo Yamoni - "We Overcome the Wind"
additional bell, frame drum, shakers, singing bowl and udu:
Shoji Kameda (California taiko and electronic musician)
additional choir vocals:
Anonymous 4 (vocal quartet specialising in medieval chant and polyphony), Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir and Kardeş Türküler
additional lead vocals:
Roopa Mahadevan (Indian-American vocalist active in 2000's), Nominjin and Dulce Pontes
choir vocals:
Angel City Chorale, Schola Cantorum Norway (Norway) and Soweto Gospel Choir
orchestra:
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conductor:
Christopher Tin
recording of:
Waloyo Yamoni - "We Overcome the Wind"
composer:
Christopher Tin
12:13